ACC announces postponement of Wake Forest-Miami game

The December 5 game won't be played as scheduled because of a COVID-19 outbreak among the Deacons

Wake Forest mascot Demon Deacon walks along the sideline during game at Truist Field (AP Photo/Nell Redmond)

The ACC has announced that the football game between Wake Forest and Miami, scheduled for Dec. 5, has been postponed.

The move follows positive tests, subsequent quarantining and contact tracing within the Deacons’ roster. This is the second straight game Wake has lost to the ACC’s coronavirus protocol. Its game against Duke two weeks ago was also canceled and won’t be made up.

It is not yet known when or if the Wake-Miami game will be replayed.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has, and continues, to test our resolve as a university community,” Wake athletic director John Currie said in a statement. “This has been an extremely difficult few weeks for our football program, but pausing activities and our matchup with No. 10 Miami is the right decision to ensure the health and safety of our student-athletes.”

The ACC, meanwhile, is considering options to schedule Miami a game for next weekend, a person with knowledge of the matter said Saturday. 

The conference would have to decide by the early part of the week if there is a way to get the Hurricanes on next weekend’s schedule, according to a person familiar with the talks who spoke with The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because neither the Hurricanes nor the conference discussed the issue publicly.

The Hurricanes (7-1) have not played since winning at Virginia Tech on Nov. 14. For now, their next scheduled game is Dec. 12 against North Carolina.